Germans Develop Tool To Stop Spread Of Ebola

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Less than 48 hours after the Time magazine named Ebola fighters around the world as its Person of the Year 2014, scientists in Germany have developed a screening tool that could immensely help healthcare workers to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

According to the report on www.dw.de, the tool could end the battle against Ebola in the shortest possible time.

This development is coming days after it was reported that no fewer than 26 Nigerians were denied entry into Sudan over Ebola scare.

According to the report, the Nigerian nationals were stopped over suspicion that they were possibly infected by the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

It was gathered that all the 26 Nigerians were repatriated to Nigeria on Wednesday.

One of the repatriated persons, who gave his name as Hauwa’u Ibrahim Bakori, a second year student of Pharmacy at Al Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, confirmed that she and 25 others were denied entry after arriving Khartoum Airport on December 10, 2014.

She said they were detained, and then deported to Nigeria despite the fact that she was in her second year at the Sudanese university and had travelled to Nigeria on holidays.

It was gathered that the Sudanese authorities seized their passports, and arranged boarding passes for them to return to Nigeria.

It is however amazing that the Sudanese government took the decision even after the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared Nigeria free of Ebola on 20 October, 2014.

Ebola was imported to Nigeria by the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, on 20 July, 2014.

And only recently, Nigerian health workers departed the country to offer services to contain the deadly disease in the neighbouring West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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